The film Bolo Ram has a strong star cast; Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Rishi Bhutani and a comeback for Padmini Kolhapure.
The story shows a strong mother-son relationship. The mother (Padmini Kolhapure) and her son (Rishi Bhutani) live a happy life in their small family of the duo. In this happy world comes that day when the mother is found murdered and the son sleeping beside the dead body with the knife in his hand.
Now appears the spin of the mystery – who is the murderer. The son is arrested for being the main suspect. After his arrest Ram becomes speechless.
Here steps in Om Puri who plays the role of a cop. His role as the investigator of the crime is good enough. He does justice to his role.
Naseeruddin Shah has a very short appearance in the film, that of a Psychiatrist.
The story revolves round the mystery till the end. There are flash backs which shows Ram as a short tempered and extremely sensitive person, who acts wildly when in a fit of rage. This leaves the cops to believe he may have committed the crime. The hero has played his part well.
The film also shows involvement of young men with terrorist groups. But this angle is shown under a shadow.
The climax of the story brings forth a twist in the tale. The mystery builds up till the end keeping the audience waiting to know the main culprit.
Padmini Kolhapure, a matured actress, in all fairness has done justice to the mother’s character.
I liked the film and think it is much better than many recent Bollywood releases. Overall a good film worth the time spent on watching it.